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(TJ. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Partly cloudy and slightly colder to
night and tomorrow.
Temperatures—Highest. 77, at 3:30
p.m. yesterday; lowest, 57, at 7 am. to
Full report on page 12.
Closing N.Y. Markets, Pages 17,18 &19
No. 31,944.
Bishop and Miss Burroughs
Formally Accused of Violat
ing Corrupt Practices Law.
Conspiracy Also Charged.
Specifications Covering 33 Type
written Pages Say Treasurer Did
Not Meet Legal Requirements
and Was “Wilfully Aided and
Abetted" by Anti-Smith Leader.
Bishop James Cannon, jr., of
the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, was indicted today by the
District grand jury on a charge
of conspiracy to violate willfully
the Federal corrupt practices law.
He is also accused of “aiding and
abetting" Miss Ada L. Burroughs,
treasurer of the Anti-Smith Dem
ocratic Committee of Virginia, in
four alleged willful violations of
that act of Congress during the
last presidential campaign in 1928.
Under the District law an “aider
and abettor” is made a principal
ana is regarded as equally respon
sible with the chief violator.
Miss Burroughs Indicted.
Jointly indicted with him is Miss
Burroughs, who is accused of the con
spiracy and of failing to make proper
reports to the clerk of the House of
Representatives of receipts and dis
bursements as treasurer of a political
Cannon and the Anti-Smith Demo
cratic Committee are accused of receiv
ing $65,300 from E. C. Jameson of New
York to aid in the election of electors
for President and Vice President of the
United States who would be opposed to
Alfred E. Smith. Miss Burroughs,
whose duty it was to make the reports,
is accused of failing to make them at
th? times specified in the law and with
making only incomplete reports at un
authorized times.
Hopes for Early Trial.
Assistant United States Attorney Wil
son announced that he will press for an
early trial of the case against Bishop
Cannon and Miss Burroughs as soon as
they have been arraigned before the
Criminal Court. Bail was set at SI,OOO.
Arraignment usually follows within 10
days, and it is expected that in the
event that no attacks are made on the
indictment by counsel for the defense, a
trial may be held in November or
Robert H. McNeill, representing
Bishop Cannon and Miss Burroughs,
announced to the press that Miss Bur
roughs would give bail in Richmond to
appear and answer the indictment, and
that Bishop Cannon, who is now in At
lanta. would arrange his bond on his
return to Washington. '
The indictment, which followed an
Inquiry of three days before the grand
jury conducted by Assistant United
on Page 7, Column l.j
Describing American foreign policy
as "weak-kneed.” Representative Ham
ilton Fish, jr., Republican, of New York,
in a speech yesterday at Indianapolis,
charged the State Department with
meddling and bungling into foreign
Speaking at the Americanization,
meeting of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars on efforts of Communists to over
throw the Government. Fish was quoted
in Associated Press dispatches from In
dianapolis as saying:
“It is a useless gesture for Secretary
Stimson to send notes to the League of
Nations or the Japanese government, j
protesting the encroachment of the
Japanese armed forces in Manchuria,
because no foreign government will j
take our State Department seriously
since our withdrawal to the coast ports
in Nicaragua, after Sandino. backed by
the Communists, butchered nine Ameri
can citizens less than a year ago.
Fire Fatal to Three.
FLINT. Mich.. October 16 (/P).—A
family of three, Mr. and Mrs. Morris
McMillan, 'each 22. and their 2-month
old baby, lost their lives in a fire fol
lowing an explosion which • resulted
from pouring oil on the embers in a
coal stove in their home last night.
Hudson Bay Co. Ship Fails to Leave Point Barrow in Time
to Make Way Through Pack —Crew to Spend Winter.
By the Associated Press.
NOME. Alaska. October 16.—Air
planes aided today in the removal of
passengers aboard the steamer Baychi
mo, locked in the Arctic ice pack several
hundred miles north of here.
Two cabin planes, flown by pilots Vic
Boss and Chester Brown, arrived near
the Baychimo. a Hudson Bay Co. ship
off Wainwright yesterday and prepara
tions were made to fly the passengers to
v Kotzebue. 250 miles away.
A brief message from Wainwright
said a number of passengers and their
baggage were loaded into the planes for
rthe flight. A third plane was flown
irom here to Kotzebue, across the Se
Entered as second class matter
post office, Washington, I>. C.
Grape Concentrate
Firm Found Guilty
On Dry Law Charge
Federal Court Convicts
Company in Test Trial
Held Without Jury.
, By the Associated Press.
KANSAS CITY, October 16. —The
■ sale of unfermented grape concentrate
designed for the manufacture of alco
holic beverages was held by Federal
District Judge Merrill E. Otis today
to be in violation of the national pro
hibition laws.
Judge Otis convicted the Ukiah Grape
! Products Co., Inc., of New York on
| seven counts, charging violation of the
| prohibition laws in a test case to de
tContinued on Page 6, Column 8.;
Revised Figures Also Provide
for Laying Up U. S. S.
Abolition of the famous Navy Band,
; postponement of the construction of the
j new naval hospital in Washington and
the laying up of the recently recondi
tioned frigate U. S. S. Constitution are
provided for in sharp reductions in na
| val vessels, proposed construction, per
sonnel and shore stations suggested in
the revised estimates for the Navy for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1933.
placed before President Hoover yester
day by Secretary Adams, The Star
learned today.
This method is calculated to trim the
budget between $50,000,000 and $61,-
000,000: slash the Navy’s personnel
afloat by nearly 3,000, reduce the Ma
i rine Corps by nearly 1.000 more and
! effect a total reduction of the enlisted
| force in the Navy and Marine Corps of
1 4,032.
The prime savings will be effected by
reducing civilian personnel by at least
3.000 persons; closing the nay yards at
Boston. Mass., and Charleston. S. C..
and the naval operating base at New
Orleans. La.; discontinuing the Navy
Bands at various stations; reducing
naval reserve activities about 11 per
cent; placing the naval ammunition
depot at Lake Denmark, N. J.. and the
naval training station at Newport, R. 1.,
1 in Inoperative status; placing the Ma
rine Corps training station at Parris
I Island. S. C., In reduced commission
status: shutting down a number of radio
stations and disposing of some of the
so-called obsolete shore stations.
Total Cut of $399,139,886.
Major savings are expected to be
made in these items: Pay. subsistence
and transportation, $3,448,245; engi
neering $1,530,000; construction and
repair. $1,454,500: public works, $4,068,-
000; aviation. $2,383,806; pay of the
Marine Corps, $429,736; general ex
penditures of the Marine Corps, in
cluding reduction of Reservists, $530,-
817; alteration of naval vessels, $3,035.-
000: increase of the Navy, $24,563,000;
postponed patents. $630,000'. naval hos
{Continued on Page 7, column 4.»
Mary Astor Tells of Wedding to
Doctor at Trial of Suit in
Fatal Air Crash.
. By the Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES, October 16.—Mary
Astor, screen actress and widow of Ken
neth Hawks, film director, who married
Dr. Franklyn Thorpe. Hollywood physi
i cian, secretly at Yuma. Ariz.. last June,
made a brief appearance on the witness
stand yesterday in the $775,000 damage
suits resulting from an air crash that
killed Hawks and nine others.
She was subjected to cross examina
tion on her alleged concealment of her
second marriage. She is one of the
; eight plaintiffs seeking $775,000 dam
ages from owners of two airplanes that
collided in midair over Palos Verdes 18
monthes ago during the filming of a
J picture.
“When did you marry Dr. Thorpe?”
I she was asked.
"Last June 29 at Yuma,” the actress
"Didn’t you give a deposition for this
trial last September 23 under the name
of Lucille Hawks?” an attorney asked.
“Yes,” she answered.
“Did you not say you had not remar
ried since Hawks’ death?”
"No, I did not say I was not mar
ried. Instead of saying ‘no’ in response
to the query I said ‘oh’ and was not
allowed to finish,” Miss Astor responded.
ward Peninsula, to aid in bringing them
to Nome.
A large supply of Arctic furs, the
catch of natives in the Point Barrow
district during the past year, also were
to be brought from the vessel.
The Baychimo, failing to start South
from Point Barrow soon enough during
the brief season of open water there,
was caught in the ice before proceeding
100 miles.
Several days ago word from Waln
wright said all hopes of getting the
ship free had been abandoned and
members of the crew began building a
small house on shore, to spend the Win
ter there. ' f
Gilbert Accepts Invitation
After League Again Over
rules Japanese Delegate by
13-to-l Vote.
Japan Still Objects, Contending
Participation by Non-Member Is
Contrary to Covenant —Military
Clique Is Believed to Be Dictat
ing Cabinet’s Policy.
By the Associated Press.
America has accepted the
League of Nations' invitation to sit
with the League in its efforts to
prevent war in the Orient.
In a cablegram to Secretary of
State Stimson. Prentiss Gilbert, j
American consul general at
Geneva, said he would accept the!
invitation an hour before the'
meeting of the League Council,!
scheduled for 6 p.m., Geneva time,
today (12 noon here*.
The cablegram was received'
shortly after a formal invitation
from the League, a copy of which
also had been given to Gilbert.
Gilbert previously had been au
thorized to accept and to sit with
the League.
Will Confine Work to Pact.
Transmission of an official reply from
here to the League was expected to
follow although the framing of the,
message was expected to take some time, j
Gilbert would participate actively i
only insofar as the Kellogg-Briand I
pact is Involved.
The Japanese attitude has been that I
this agreement does not apply, the j
trouble In Manchuria being regarded j
at Tokio as merely a neighborly dis- j
agreement and not a war.
While the American Government has
refrained from referring to the trouble
as war and has not invoked the Kellogg-
Briand pact, it has that it is
ready to do so if the situation! warrants.
League Council Ratifies Invitation for
l'. S. to Parley.
GENEVA. October, 16 (A 1 ). —Prentiss
B. Gilbert, United States consul general
here and observer at deliberations of
the League of/Nations Council, received
this evening from Washington his Gov
ernment’s affirmative reply to the Coun
cil's invitation to participate in con
sideration of the Manchurian problem.
The Council of the League formally
ratified over the objections of the Jap
anese delegate its invitation to the
United States to engage in arbitration
of. the conflict.
Chairman Aristide Briand. in sum
(Continued on Page 6, column t.»
48-Hour Endurance Flight Seen as
Last Before Official Delivery
to Navy.
By the Associated Press.
AKRON, Ohio, October 16.—The
U. S. S. Akron, world’s largest airship,
today began her longest and probably
her final cruise before being turned
over to the Navy. The ship took ofT
at 6 .50 a m.. Eastern standard time, for
a 48-hour endurance flight that Is ex
pected to cover 2,000 miles.
The Akron passed over Columbus dur
ing the morning, heading west toward |
the Indiana line.
The present flight will fill the schedule
of 100 hours of test flights required
by the Government before it accepts
its new $5,500,000 air leviathan from
the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation.
It was understood the previous tests
have indicated the Akron meets Gov
ernment specifications and the ship is
expected to be delivered to the Navy
at the Lakehurst, N. J., station next
Following the Trends
Washington merchants send
their buyers to the fashion cen
ters of the world for all that is
new for men and women and
the household.
There is fascination in the
shops, and all that is newest
and best is described in the
advertising in The Star.
Yesterday’s Advertising.
(Local Display)
The Evening Star. . . 95,839
2d Newspaper 33,704
3d Newspaper 13,967
I 4th Newspaper 10,517 .
sth Newspaper 6,137
Total SSXUSS 64,325
The Star is not the best be- *
cause it Is the biggest, but the
biggest becauae it is the best.
'' ' ~ " i
Report Proposes Competi
tion by Public Corporations
to Control Power Rates.
Competition by the Government is
the remedy for public ytility regulation ,
advanced today by the Committee on
Public Utilities of the Progressive Con
ference held here last March.
‘'A definite legal limit should be lm- ;
posed on individual gain out of public
i business," the report of the commit- j
tee, signed by Donald R. Richberg as
chairman, asserted.
| A complete legislative program to
carry into effect the policies of the
Progressives is outlined in the report.
The report was submitted to Senator
George W. Norris of Nebraska, chair
man of the Progressive Conference.
Many members of the Progressive group
in Congress, both Republican and Dem
ocratic, took part in the conference last
March, and it is expected that some
of them, at least, will back the pro
gram now laid down by the Committee
on Public Utilities.
Power Regulatory Group.
Prominent among the proposals of j
the Progressives’ committee is a recom
mendation for the establishment of a
Federal commission “having power over
electrical utilities comparable with the
power of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission over railroads."
Declaring that the regulation of the
railroads by the Interstate Commerce
Commission, although it has on the
whole been more effective to protect
public interests than State and munici
pal regulation of local utilities, has :
"been far from satisfactory,” the re
port recommends drastic revision of
section 15-A of the interstate com
merce act, which deals with the re
turns to be permitted the railroads. In
this connection the report says:
“The ’value’ of property, which de
pends upon its earning power, can
never be made the effective basis of
regulation which is intended to limit
public utilities to a reasonable earning
The Progressives’ report urges the
establishment of a Government railway I
system, “supplementary to and com
petitive with the privately owned rail
roads, whereby the transportation serv
ice of the Nation may be improved and
(Continued on Page 7, Column 5.;
— —•
Inventor Approaches Crisis Be
lieved Near as Coma Fol
lows Stupor.
By the Associated Press.
WEST ORANGE, N. J., October 16.
The pulse of Thomas A. Edison, who is
lying in a coma from which he no
longer momentarily rouses, was becom
ing weaker today.
•'Mr. Edison is in a deep, quiet sleep,”
Dr. Hubert S. Howe reported today in
his formal morning bulletin. “His
pulse is becoming weaker, but it is not
yet at a critical point.
“The extent of the coma has not been
determined,” he said, “because no ef
fort has been made to arouse him in
two days.”
Dr. Howe said Edison’s long fast con
tinued and that in the past 24 hours, as
for several preceding days, he had taken
no nourishment of any kind.
Among the telegrams of sympathy re
ceived at the Edison estate was one
from Daniel Carter Beard, leader in the
Boy Scout movement, and Mrs. Beard.
Widow to Reject Senate.
NEWARK, N. J., October 16 (A 3 ).
The News today said Mrs. Dwight
W. Morrow would not accept an ap
pointment by Gov. Larson to the seat
in the United States Senate made
vacant by the recent death of her
Radio Programs on Page C-14
Premier Laval Sails
For U.S. to Exehange
Ideas ith Hoover
Warns Against Expecting
Too Much From Con
ference in Radio Talk.
By the Associated Press.
j HAVRE. France. October 16.—Pre
mier Pierre Laval, accompanied by a
! staff of financial experts, sailed aboard
! the liner He de France this afternoon
for the United States, where he will dis
cuss Important world problems with
! President Hooter.
His 18-year-old daughter. Jose, and
1 her two companions, the Misses Jac
queline Guimier and Rene Claudel, are
; making the trip with him.
Ambassador Walter E. Edge escorted
the premier aboard the liner and as
sured him that the United States would
I give him a hearty welcome. The Am-
I (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.)
Governors of Original States,
French and British Notables
at Celebration.
By * Staff Correspondent of The Star.
YORKTOWN. Va.. October 16
Cheered by clearing skies after a night
of heavy rain, leaders, civil and mili
tary. of the 13 original Colonies and of
| France were gathered in the Colonial
atmosphere of old Yorktown today to
b°gin four days of celebration and
pageantry on an impressive scale of the
defeat of the British Army of Corn
wallis and the beginning of American
independence here 150 years ago.
The scene, as celebrations began
simultaneously in historic Yorktown
and on the battlefield outside the town.
I was brilliant and impressive. Troops
j of all branches of the armed forces.
1 National Guard units from the original
States. Governors and their uniformed
staffs, the French uniforms of Marshal
Henri Petain. “savior of Verdun”; his
staff and officers of the French em
bassy. the Colonial costumes of actors
in the pageants, assembled from all
parts of Northern Virginia, mingled in
a setting compounded of the ancient
Colonial set beside the most glaringly
\ Lord Cornwallis, descendant of the
(English earl who surrendered at the
! Battle of Yorktown. responded to Vir
ginia's dedication of a memorial to his
| ancestor, with the statement that “war
is behind, peace is in front, we hope,
for evermore.”
“Friends have sent me.press clippings
1 intimating that I might find some
j delicacy in appearing here today,” Lord
Cornwallis said. "I assure you that such
delicacy never crossed my mind.
"Forty-eight hours after Yorktown
Gen. Washington entertained Lord
Cornwallis and from that jnoment all
animosity was forgotten.”
"I feel that it would be agreeable to
him as it is delightful to me that a
member of the family can be here
Dedication of the bust of Lord Corn
wallls at York Hall, home of Thomas
(Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
I Women of Diplomacy |!
Washington’s social life Is enriched and made tremendously |
interesting by the presence and personalities of the women of the pj
foreign embassies and legations. aj
They Are Now to Be Introduced to You in a
Series of Interesting Interviews by
Pauline A. Frederick
The Sunday Star
• i - -
Lindbergh Liner Speeding
to Rescue of Japanese
After SOS Calls.
By the Associated Press.
. | SAN FRANCISCO. October 16 —The j
i Japanese freighter Yonan Maru was re- 1
ported sinking today 500 miles w T est of j
Dutch Harbor. Aleutian Island, and the
> Dollar liner President Jefferson, on |
which Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lind- (
bergh are passengers, was attempting j
l to reach the distressed ship in time \
■ to rescue the crew. 1
This information was received here
by the Mackay Radio Station, which
intercepted a wireless message from
the Jefferson. The exact nosition of
the Jefferson was not given, but it was \
believed to be about 65 miles from;
; the Yonan.
Asks Aid Quickly.
The Yonan Maru is a vessel of 7.154
gross tons and is believed by marine 1
authorities here to be a tramp under j
charter. It is owned by the Nippon 1
Kyoda K. K. of Kobe.
A wireless message from the freighter
sald; ~, „ |
"We are now sinking. Come quickly. I
This was about 6 a.m.. Pacific standard j
time. The Jefferson expected to reach !
the Yonan, if still afloat, about 10 a.m.. 1
Pacific standard time.
The Jefferson picked up the distress j
calls while bound to Seattle from |
Yokohama. The Lindberghs are re- j
turning from an air tour of the Orient.
They were called home by the death j
of Mrs. Lindbergh's father. Senator j
Dwight W. Morrow of New Jersey. i
The Yonan Maru. with a cargo of ]
1 lumber, was en route to Japan from i
Portland. Oreg. The vessel’s crew num- !
bers between 40 and 50 men.
Coast Guard Notified.
Coast Guardsmen said the steamer
, Taigen Maru also was rushing to the
, scene, and that the cutter Northland,
at Nome, had been notified.
The sinking ship's position was gives
as 500 miles west of Dutch Harbor,
i Alaska. ..
The following radio message from the
I Yonan Maru was intercepted by the ;
i Naval Radio Station at Cordova. Alaska: |
. | “Our stern deck is same "horizon west
; ! sea. Now we want quick coming."
[ The message sent Ivy the President i
i Jefferson said water was pouring into j
the Japanese freighter's hold in great .
r | quantities, but did not explain how the
| stricken vessel hid been damaged.
. . •
1 By the Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES, October 16—Don
I Moyle, transpacific flyer, has been or- ■
i ■ dered committed to the Los Angeles
County Jail November 2 to serve a 30-,
i day jail term for driving a motor car i
while intoxicated. He pleaded guilty !
I last July 15.
Judge B. R. Schauer of the Superior !
i Court yesterday granted extension of |
. the time for the execution of the sen
i tenee. originally set for October 1.
The flyer had pleaded he wished two |
■ weeks more in which to enjoy the
1 fruits of his roundabout flight with,
Cecil Allen from Tokio to America.
■ i i i »
“From Presg to Home
Within the Hour 99
The Star’s carrier system covers
every city block and the regular edi
tion is delivered to Washington homes
as fast as the papers are printed.
Yesterday’s Circulation, 113,908
CP) Means Associated Prete.
Four Previously Accused by Dis
qualified Grand Jury Are
Among Those Named.
Inquiry Findings Come After Study of
70 Cases Involving Beatings
Uncovered by U. S. Agents.
Eighteen policemen, including three headquarters detectives and
two precinct detectives, and a civilian charged with obstructing
justice, were indicted today by the grand jury as an outgrowth of
the Government’s expose of third-degree brutality in the Police De
The detective sergeants at ponce headquarters named in the
presentment were William Messer, accused of assaulting a prisoner
with a wooden club, and Robert J. Barrett and Arthur T. Fihelly,
charged with fistic attacks on “suspects.”
‘‘Friend” of Police Accused.
The civilian was Cecil Mason, self-styled friend of the police,
who was charged with corruptly attempting to influence testimony
of a witness against Detective Barrett.
The others indicted follow:
Precinct Detective James A. Mostyn of the first precinct,
to have attacked four prisoners with rubber hose or fists.
Precinct Detective Robert L. Jones of No. 10 precinct,
with a fistic assault.
Private Jesse F. Hasty. No. 10 precinct, jointly indicted with
Detective Messer in the club case and also charged ■with a fistic as
sault on another prisoner.
Private Milton B. Groves, No. 1 precinct, named jointly with
Hasty in the fistic case.
Named on Six Counts.
Private Charles R. Bremerman. No. 2 precinct, named in a six
count indictment charging a series of attacks over a period of three
days on one prisoner.
Private Hollis H. Clark, No. 2 precinct, named jointly with Bremer
man in the foregoing case.
Private Vivian H. Landrum, No. 9 precinct, accused of beating a
prisoner with a wooden club.
Private John Sirola, No. 9 precinct, jointly indicted with Landrum.
Private George Sorber, No. 2 precinct, charged with assault by fist,
i Private Eugene D. Lambert. No. 9 precinct, alleged to have beaten
i a prisoner with a club ann with his fists.
Private Lewis E. Hazard, No. 9 precinct, jointly indicted with
1 Lambert.
Private George E. Perry, No. 1 precinct, reindicted for an alleged
“simple assault.”
Some Charges Ignored.
Privates William R. Laflin. William T. Burroughs and William C.
Grooms, all of No. 1 precinct, reindicted with Precinct Detective
Mostyn in the celebrated case of James Henry Harker, whose brutal
ity charges precipitated the Department of Justice inquiry.
The new grand jury refused to in&ict Maurice O'Connor, charged
jointly with Mason for the alleged attempt to intimidate Georg® P.
Baber, chief witness against Headquarters Detective Barrett.
Police Charge Mob Protesting Dole
Cut—Scores Hurt and Bed
Flag Seized.
By the Associated Press.
CARDIFF. Wales. October 16 -Three
thousand jobless men gathered in the
public square here tojtey to protest cuts
in the dole and yxVe was vicious fight
ing when police with drawn clubs di
rected the mob to disperse.
The gathering was held against police
orders. The crowd became unruly
when Communist speakers began their
exhortations from soap-box platforms.
One group tried to force its way
through a police cordon at the edge
of the crowd and the fight began.
When it was over several were in hos
pitals with broken heads, half a dozen
of the leaders were arrested and the
police had seized a red banner.
Herndon and Pangborn Leave Oma
ha for Columbus. Ohio.
j OMAHA. Nebr.. October 16 CPl.—Re
freshed by 39 hours of almost unbroken
rest. Hugh Herndon, jr.. and Clyde
Pangborn. whose big red monoplane
' was the first to make a non-stop flight
of the Pacific Ocean from Tokio to the
i United States, hopped off from the
1 municipal fields for Columbus. Ohio, at,
1 9:05 am. (C. S. T.) today. They ex
i pect to reach Columbus atout 3 p.m.
| (C. S. T.>.
1 They announced their intention of
j reaching New York by Sunday to re-
I ceive the $25,000 won by crossing the
I Pacific.
Prince Ferdinand Von Hohenzollern Has ’New Freedom’
Through Dynasty’s Fall —Seeking Place in World.
By the Associated Press. .
DETROIT. October 16.—Punching a
time clock at the Ford Motor Co. plant
here with other employes. Prince Louis
Ferdinand von Hohenzollern, a grand
son of the former Kaiser, admits he is
having the time of his life.
He thinks American slang ‘is what
you call ‘hot stuff.’” professes to have
no political opinions and is prouder of
a doctor of philosophy degree received
from the University of Berlin than he
is of his title of prince.
The youthful prince—he is 22 years
old —1s endeavoring to learn American
industrial methods and merchandising
practices, planning to work in every de
partment of the automobile plant. Be
fore coming here several we?ks ago he
had spent two years in the Ford plant
at Buenos Aires.
The grand jury also ignored brutality
I charges against Pvt. William 3. Kuhns,
| who had been accused of heating Clar
ence Woodrow Brown, colored youth,
and disapproved additional counts
against Mostyn in the alleged beating
of Robert Martz and against Laflin.
who was indicted .Jointly with Mostyn
by the previous £rand jury in the case
of Walter Johnson, colored.
~A'll Are Indicted.
All rO'the indicted policemen were
susqe.Vdcd as soon a.s officials of the
d_fs>artnient were officially notified of
,;Shie grand jury's action.
Today's indictments arc a belated
climax to the sweeping investigation
conducted several weeks ago by special
agents of the Bureau of Investigation,
acting under general supervision of J.
Edgar Hoover, director of the bureau,
and personal direction cl John M.
Keith, in charge of the local fibld office'.
The cases in which criminal proceed
ings were instituted were selected from
among more than 70 instances of al
leged police cruelty Investigated by an
augmented corps of agents, seme of
whom were brought from distant sta
tions for the inquiry.
While the cases which resulted in
indictments today involve only half a
dozen precincts and police headquar
ters, it is known the Federal investi
gaters found evidence of third-degree
practices in virtually every precinct,
stretching back over a period of years.
Officials to Get Report.
A formal report of the bureau’s find
ings has been prepared by Director
Hoover for presentation to the District
Commissioners. It has not been di
vulged when this report will be sent to
the District Building. There is a pos
sibility it wiil be held at the Depart
ment of Justice until the criminal pro
ceedings have been disposed cf.
The Government's drastic inquiry
was complicated by the collapse of the
i proceedings before the July grand jury.
1 due to last-minute discovery of the
presence on the jury of a Spanish War
pensioner. Henry L. Johnson. John
son's service on the jury invalidated 179
j indictments. The disqualified juror
! since has been by the court to
' (Continued on Page 6, ColumiTT)
“I had to work darned ha tor that
degree," he explains in telling why he
would rather be called “Dr. Louis Fer
dinand" than "Prince von Hohenzol
Aside from admitting he is anti-mili
taristic. Prince Louis dodges all efforts
to lead him into political discussion.
He would rather discuss the relative
merits of American and foreign-made
motor cars.
The prince believes that the turn in
world affairs that overthrew the Ho
henzollem dynasty in Germany brought
to him a sort of “new freedom.” Far
from being resentful, he is enjoying it.
he said. “I love it,” he explained. "I
want to find out where I fit in it.”
He refers to the former Kaiser either
as "my grandfather” or just "the old
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